Geophysical phenomena 3-fold rise in extreme rainfall events in Central India: (The Hindu) Sudden surges of monsoon winds bring in plenty of moisture, causing brief heavy spells of shower in the region.
India and neighbors Can India protect Rohingya, SC asks govt: (The Hindu) Bench rejects Centre’s stance that decision to deport the community is outside the domain of the Supreme Court. India set to ink $4.5-bn credit deal with Bangladesh: (The Hindu) Union Finance Minister arrived here ahead of India and Bangladesh signing the third line of credit (LoC) agreement involving $4.5 billion to be spent on infrastructure and social sector development. Government policies Awaiting police reforms: (The Hindu, Editorial) Only strong public opinion can move the political class to implement the 2006 Supreme Court directives.
Infrastructure ‘Recovery in energy demand not abiding’: (The Hindu) Stressed thermal assets sizable. Strategy to revitalize PPPs in India: (Live Mint, Editorial) Even the successful awards in infrastructure segments have been mired in implementation challenges. Indian Economy ‘India’s main challenge will be finding jobs amid automation’: (The Hindu) Information, communications technology driving unequal world. In need of a psycho-economic boost: (The Hindu, Editorial) All drivers of economic growth are sputtering, a fiscal and monetary stimulus would boost ‘animal spirits’. GST: Disruptive but developmental: (Live Mint, Editorial) It is not just a tax collecting system but a regime that is bringing about changes in the national value system. India’s credit-fuelled consumption boom: (Live Mint, Editorial) Only consumption booms that are accompanied by an increase in investments tend to be sustainable. Science and Tech The cold facts: (The Hindu, Editorial) It’s vital that India scales up surveillance to track various influenza viruses. A theory is validated, revelations are promised: ‘Indian Ligo’ rolls: (Indian Express, Explained)
‘Indian Ligo’ is slated to begin operations in 2024. The process of recruiting scientists is currently under way.
Prelims Related News
U.S. trio wins physics Nobel for gravitational waves: Phenomenon was predicted by Einstein a century ago as part of his theory. Nobel prize in Physics, 2017: Detectors of ripples in space-time:
Swedish Academy makes amends for 2016 ‘miss’, recognises Laureates’ ‘decisive contributions to Ligo detector and the observation of gravitational waves’, a vindication of Einstein’s prediction, and the biggest thing in physics since the discovery of Higgs boson.Drosophila melanogaster: The story of the little pest and the famed prize:
The 2017 Prize underlines the continuing importance of Drosophila in the world of genetics and the Nobel.